Featuring handicapping tips and insight from insiders, the Ron Flatter Racing Pod is posted every Friday morning via VSiN.com. Check out the interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys, racing journalists, handicappers and celebrities. The pod is hosted by VSiN host/reporter Ron Flatter, who has been covering horse racing around the world for more than 30 years.
The Whitney Stakes at Saratoga and the summer meet at Del Mar are the focus of this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Doug O’Neill discusses his success in southern California and his string of horses that include Pavel, Blended Citizen, Mopotism and some promising 2-year-olds. Childhood friends Tom Pedulla and Bob Ehalt continue to work together as New York turf writers, and they offer their preview of Saturday’s running of the Whitney, how they bet Saratoga, stories of horses they have owned and the downturn in the newspaper business that provided their livelihood for decades. The racing flashback remembers the first edition of what is now known as The Blood-Horse. There is also a preview of Saturday’s West Virginia Derby and a commentary on out-of-competition drug testing by the Breeders’ Cup. The RFRP is sponsored by X Chair.